191 [No. a] FAMILY, TAI GROUP. NORA. (DISTRICT SIBSAGAK,) SPECIMEN II. TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION. SOME NOBi RIDDLES 1. Ton man ka lam met. Tree Us is-eqnal rod fishing. Nok pit nan ku kha. Bird Turn sleeps every branch. Its tree is equal-to a fishing-rod, and the Tuni-bil'd sleeps on every branch. Answer.—Ton-mdk-khu, the Binjal-tree. 2. Mai-sang lam-lung fa si sik. Bamboo one split four pieces. Mm si son lii si sik. Encloses four compounds remains four pieces. One bamboo, split into four pieces, encloses four compounds, and still remains four pieces. Answer,—Mak-khu stik, a ripe Binjal. 3. Sham hang nam ma-lai. Three drams water does-nofarw. Sham i ma-to lai. Three women do-not'weave flowers. Sham than ma-to me. Three old-men do.not-cohabit (with*any)-wifr- Water does not ran through three drains, Three women do not weave flowers. Three old men do not cohabit with any wife. Answer.— H&ng-lang, hlStog-hok, Back (of a man), two grooves of a Toltha, Tang-i-lam mai-1, pai leaves of a certain jungle plant, ikra-M <wd Kan-sau-sham hai. Three kilns.